Breast Lift

Many women experience a change in their breasts over time, either with age or following childbirth and breast feeding. These changes result in a descent of the breast tissue and nipple / areola complex. Therefore, a breast lift in Scottsdale is often performed to elevate and reshape the breasts to restore a more youthful shape and appearance. This breast surgery could help you feel more confident in your appearance, so it is worth discussing with Dr. Stutman.

The Goal of a Breast Lift (Mastopexy)

The goals of breast lift surgery are to lift the breasts, remove excess breast skin and improve symmetry of the breasts to a more youthful position with minimally visible scarring.

Who Is a Good Candidate for Mastopexy?

The ideal candidate is a person with a healthy body weight who has breasts with adequate size, but that have descended over time. Dr. Stutman often advises heavier patients to reach a healthier weight before undergoing the surgery, as the results are always better once you have reached your target weight.

Does a Breast Lift Leave Scars?

Dr. Stutman offers three types of breast lift surgery, a Wise Pattern (known as an anchor scar or inverted T mastopexy scar), a Vertical mastopexy (known as a lollipop scar), and a periareolar mastopexy (scar goes around the areola). These techniques are not appropriate for all patients, and the most appropriate technique is selected based on the pre-operative consultation.

Recovering From Mastopexy

You will spend a couple of hours in the recovery room at the surgery center before you go home. You will need someone to pick you up from the center and stay with you in your home overnight. Over the first 7 – 10 days after your surgery, you will improve quickly, and begin to move around with more ease. However, it will be a full 6 weeks before you feel completely recovered from your surgery. No heavy lifting after surgery for 3 weeks. Do not wear an underwire bra for 6 weeks following surgery.

Shortcomings of a Breast Lift

It is possible to have an undesirable result even if everything goes smoothly. Although every effort is made, it is impossible to create breasts that are perfectly symmetric in shape, size and position. Breast lift surgery also does not address the extra tissue that extends into the side beneath the arm. Because of this, patients often request liposuction of this area at the same time.

Mastopexy Risks

As with any surgery, there is a possibility that you will experience a complication. These include bleeding after the surgery (hematoma), undesirably thick scars, fluid collection beneath the skin (seroma), numbness in the breasts or nipples, infection, blood clots and delayed wound healing. This surgery requires a general anesthetic, which carries some risk as well.

Contact Our Team About a Breast Lift in Scottsdale

If you want to restore a more youthful appearance to your chest, you should consider the benefits of a breast lift in Scottsdale. This procedure can help you address sagging breasts and feel like yourself, so get in touch with Dr. Stutman and his team today to schedule your initial consultation.

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